The Four Rings: New and Selected Poems

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Stephen F. Austin State University Press, Mar 3, 2020 - Poetry - 140 pages

Fred Dings's The Four Rings: New and Selected Poems joins the best of his two previous collections along with twenty-nine new poems. Dings's poetry is highly lyrical and evocative; he brings to us redwing blackbirds that arrive "like the dying / reclaiming their old lives, delirious / with joy," and revelations that, like "caterpillar days that crawl / through the long winters." It is easy to get lost in the mesmerizing details of Dings' observations. In his world, "Time, which forgets / none of us, remembers to carry you, finally, back to me."

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FRED DINGS is the author of two books of poetry, Eulogy for a Private Man and After the Solstice. His poems have been published in the New Republic, the New Yorker, Poetry, Paris Review, TriQuarterly, and others. He is an associate professor at the University of South Carolina in Columbia and a regular poetry reviewer for World Literature Today.

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